2 Samuel 10: ☧ Meets the Shamed, Keeps Faith w/ Rebels
Rev. Jacob Heine, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Topeka, Kansas, joins host Rev. AJ Espinosa to study 2 Samuel 10.
“When it was told David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly ashamed. And the king said, ‘Remain at Jericho until your beards have grown and then return.’” David might’ve said, “Grow thicker skin!” or “Shake those haters off!” and sent them back to Jerusalem, but instead the king himself goes out of his way to help these men deal with their shame quietly so that they might return to their families and communities without further scandal. King Jesus did the same for lepers and sinners, meeting them on the fringes to bring them back among God’s people, just as He does for us. Chapter 10 teaches us about keeping faith and keeping confidence with others. It’s not about what we think we deserve or even need, but about what “What seems good to” God.